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Beetroot Rasam Shots with Herbed Veggie Crackers

Beetroot Rasam Shots With Herbed Veggie Crackers

Beetroot Rasam Shots with Herbed Veggie Crackers — warm and comforting but still bright and sharp, this is a quick appetizer for holiday parties or dinners! The crackers feature yogurt, dill, and crunchy veggies, making them a refreshing accompaniment that’ll pair perfectly with so many winter meals! WATCH HOW TO MAKE BEETROOT RASAM SHOTS WITH HERBED VEGGIE CRACKERS: Beetroot Rasam Shots with Herbed Veggie Crackers — warm and comforting but still bright and sharp, this is a quick appetizer for holiday parties or dinners! The crackers feature yogurt, dill, and crunchy veggies, making them a refreshing accompaniment that’ll pair perfectly with so many winter meals! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me on and share your creation with me!

Kolkata Masala Crostini

Kolkata Masala Crostini

Kolkata Masala Crostini — a chatpata twist to an easy appetizer with sweet chili jam, spicy potato and kala chana filling, and colorful garnishes like coconut and peanuts! It’s a bright and bold dish to share that’ll transport you back to the rainy streets of Kolkata!  This crostini is all about the composition. The potato filling features tamarind chutney, lemon juice, chaat masala, and dried mint along with your usual masalas. Paired with the sweet jam-chutney layer and the crunchy garnish, this is finger food at its best! If you like this, please try my other chaat recipes: Kolkata Ghugni Chaat Mediterranean Chaat Tarts 7 Layer Dahi Chaat WATCH HOW TO MAKE KOLKATA MASALA CROSTINI: Kolkata Masala Crostini — a chatpata twist to an easy appetizer with sweet chili jam, spicy potato and kala chana filling, and colorful garnishes like coconut and peanuts! It’s a bright and bold dish to share that’ll transport you back to the rainy streets of Kolkata!  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t …

Lasooni Chili Peanuts

Lasooni Chili Peanuts

These Lasooni Chili Peanuts are the most addicting, Chinese-inspired snack! With boiled peanuts stir-fried in a tangy, spicy schezwan sauce with aromatics like garlic and ginger, this is going to be a fan-favorite appetizer at any Diwali party! They run out fast because of how addicting they are — so be sure to make extra! Peanuts are a somewhat common snack typically served dry or coated in some kind of spice blend. I decided to give that indulging feeling of eating peanuts a new spin by making it Indo-Chinese style! It’ll pair perfectly with drinks or as an appetizer by itself! If you like this, please try my other party recipes: Vegetable Au Gratin Bread Tart Mediterranean Chaat Tarts Stuffed Peppers in Creamy Cashew Gravy WATCH HOW TO MAKE LASOONI CHILI PEANUTS: These Lasooni Chili Peanuts are the most addicting, Chinese-inspired snack! With boiled peanuts stir-fried in a tangy, spicy schezwan sauce with aromatics like garlic and ginger, this is going to be a fan-favorite appetizer at any Diwali party! They run out fast because …

Masala Bread Idli Tikki

Masala Bread Idli Tikki

Masala Bread Idli Tikki — A fun breakfast that’s perfect for those mornings when you’re craving something a bit fancier! With a spicy aloo-beetroot tiki filling paired with softened bread and yogurt for some brightness, this is an innovative way to start your day! If you like this, please try my other breakfast recipes: Veggie Moong Dal Idli Baked Veggie Semolina Bites Ragi Dosa Avocado Toast With Grilled Corn WATCH HOW TO MAKE MASALA BREAD IDLI TIKKI: Masala Bread Idli Tikki — A fun breakfast that’s perfect for those mornings when you’re craving something a bit fancier! With a spicy aloo-beetroot tiki filling paired with softened bread and yogurt for some brightness, this is an innovative way to start your day! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me …

Bread Upma

Bread Upma

Whenever I’m in the mood for a bold but quick breakfast, nothing beats a warm bowl of Bread Upma! I’ve spiced up the version I grew up with using some Chinese sauces, peanuts, and sesame. With that crisp yet melt-in-your-mouth texture and comforting flavor, this Bread Upma is the breakfast of your dreams! WATCH HOW TO MAKE BREAD UPMA: Whenever I’m in the mood for a bold but quick breakfast, nothing beats a warm bowl of Bread Upma! I’ve spiced up the version I grew up with using some Chinese sauces, peanuts, and sesame. With that crisp yet melt-in-your-mouth texture and comforting flavor, this Bread Upma is the breakfast of your dreams! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me on and share your creation with me!

Cheese Corn Croquettes

These Cheese Corn Croquettes are crisped to golden brown perfection and feature melty cheese with bursting bubbles of corn. Super customizable and easily fried or air-fried, they are the quintessential party appetizer or after-school snack! The magic starts with grated paneer, diced bell peppers, and a medley of spices accompanying the cheese and corn. A quick flour slurry and panko for that ultimate crisp ones, and you’ve got yourself a fool-proof croquette that’s sure to bring a smile to any face! WATCH HOW TO MAKE CHEESE CORN CROQUETTES: These Cheese Corn Croquettes are crisped to golden brown perfection and feature melty cheese with bursting bubbles of corn. Super customizable and easily fried or air-fried, they are the quintessential party appetizer or after-school snack! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. …

Moong Dal Paneer Pakoda

Moong Dal Paneer Pakoda

Moong Dal Paneer Pakodas (lentil fritters) are a fun addition to a traditional dish that I have been enjoying since my childhood on Makar Sankranti, the kite festival. Pair the crisped-to-perfection fritters with freshly made cilantro-mint and chili-garlic chutneys for a festive, texture-filled way to beat the winter weather!